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May 27, 2016

with $19million valuation ,snapchat ranks 3rd among top 5 unicorns



5  The second coming of snapchat: sequoia,meritech, spark  invests $1.8billion as valuation jumps to $18billion 

"with $19 million,snapchat  among top 3 unicorn after  Xiaomi and Uber"

At $19 billion, Snapchat would rank third among all venture-backed companies in terms of value, behind Xiaomi and Uber


 Snapchat has recently secured $1.8bn in funding, increasing its valuation to $18bn. The startup received this round of funding from Sequoria Capital, Spark Capital, Meritech Capital Partners and Dragoneer Investment Group. This valuation is higher than the previous valuation of Snapchat given by its investors in March 2015, which was about $16bn.

 Previously, Snapchat had received $175m funding from Fidelity Investments for an overall valuation of $16bn. Shares of Snapchat were bought by the investors for about $30.72 per share. Experts say that the venture capital firms Sequoria and Spark are reluctant to invest in tech companies.
Reportedly, even Chinese company Alibaba also wanted to invest about $200m in Snapchat, after its $16bn valuation last year.
These companies are said to be investing in Snapchat as many investors believe the app firm has the potential to overtake other social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter.







snapchat's $19 billion valuation means that in terms of pure valuation among the unicorn companies , Snapchat would rank third among all venture-backed companies in terms of value, behind Xiaomi and Uber. If you took its reported valuation as a (very) rough proxy for what it would fetch on the public market, Snapchat would sit among some very big, and very profitable, companies listed on US stock exchanges:

January 29, 2016

global upsurge in venture funding reached all time high: 10 charts that tell the story




January 19, 2016

These 10 Start up Unicorns are paying the best salary to retain the best




For unicorns.. getting the right people  are at times  bigger than clients. Unlike bigger and established  companies that have the continuity of legacy  infrastructure : to back them.. years of business continuity where systems and process are replicated to the T

In Start ups however its  the ability to scale up, adding value  and faster turnaround times needs more than talented people  who are willing to get out of their comfort zone at a cost.. Most of that times.. its " compensation" along with other perks that play a key role in getting the right people
"biggest unicorns that pay the highest salaries"

This chart shows which Unicorns pay the  best salary based on the market. The data  is based on " crunchbase lederboard and been matched with glassdoor reviews

p 20 highest paying startup unicorns. These 10 Start up Unicorns are paying the best salary to retain the best

1.CLOUDERA - provides  Apache Hadoop-based software and support to businesses,
Compnsation :One of the best paymasters across start ups with mployee median salary coming in at more than $142,000. .

2.JAWBONE  –A wearable health and fitness company  which tracks  you while you work out
Average base median annual salary $130,000

3.MEDALLIA – provides cust services as SaaS platform  to hospitality, retail, and financial sectors  Average median annual base salary $121,920 –

4.PINTEREST– median annual base salary $118,420

5.DROPBOX – cloud storage start up.
Average median annual base salary $116,840

6.AIRBNB– biggest vacation and rental marketplace
Average  median annual base salary $116,840 –

7. KABAM – develops online Gaming
Average median annual base salary $116,840 –

8. APPDYNAMICS – Performance analysis app
Average median annual base salary $114,218

9. CREDITKARMA – provides free Credit Report to consumers
Average median annual base salary $111,760

10.OKTA – helps business manage  their security and online identity
Average  median annual base salary $110,000



January 17, 2016

the revenue model of uber's explosive growth :

" uber valuation compared to other unicorns"

UBER COMPARED  WITH OTHER UNICORNS


" how uber revenue model works "


Uber’s rise has been extraordinary, from  start up in 2012 to worlds biggest unicorn in  2015, In less than 4 years years Uber has  created and nurtured a  commodity like " Taxi hailing service"   and made it into one of the most envied start up giant in less than 4 years

  • Today the uber economy straddles  the  most parts of the world which powers the $40 billion ride-hailing  aggregator service 
  • Uber was founded as "UberCab" by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009 and the app was released the following June. 
  • Uber expanded internationally for the first time
    in 2012. In 2014, it experimented with carpooling features  Klout ranked the San Francisco-based company as the 48th most powerful company in America in 2014
  • By the end of 2015, Uber was estimated to be worth $62.5billion. Uber has received  funding worth  8.61B in 13 Rounds from 52 Investors.( crunchbase data)
  • Among the early investors were Google Ventures who invested $258 million in 2013. The Chinese search engine Baidu has invested over $1.2billion and Fidelty has invested a further $1.2billion in Uber

periodic table of 144 start up unicorns whose valuation exceed $400billion

" periodic table of the start up unicorns"

"15 biggest start up clubs with over one billion dollar valuation"



The year 2015 saw 16 new start up companies which became a member of the exclusive unicorn club, the elite league with over one billion dollar valuation. Out of the  16 unicorns ,5 of them have international operations.

While every US unicorn raised money in a late-stage financing round at their $1B+ valuation, 2 of the 5 international unicorns raised at a mid stage round.

In 2015 there were a total of 144 Unicorns, which is arranged in the form of periodic table, whose combined valuation  exceeds  $400 billion